Fair Warning Tour

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Fair Warning Tour
Promotional tour by Van Halen
Location North America
Associated album Fair Warning
Start date May 12, 1981 (1981-05-12)
End date October 25, 1981 (1981-10-25)
Legs 4
No. of shows 81
Van Halen concert chronology

The Fair Warning Tour (also dubbed the W.D.F.A. Tour) was a 1981 North American concert tour by hard rock band Van Halen in support of their Fair Warning album. Out of the 81 shows, 79 of them were sold out making this one of the most successful Van Halen tours.

The last two shows in Orlando saw the band opening for The Rolling Stones. This would be the last time the band performed as a support act until the The Balance "Ambulance" Tour.

Personnel[edit]

Setlist[edit]

Tour dates[edit]

Date [1][2] City Country Venue
North America (1st leg)
May 12, 1981 Halifax Canada Halifax Metro Centre
May 13, 1981 Moncton Moncton Coliseum
May 15, 1981 Providence United States Providence Civic Arena
May 16, 1981 Portland Cumberland County Civic Arena
May 17, 1981 Glens Falls Glens Falls Civic Arena
May 18, 1981 Rochester Rochester Community War Memorial Arena
May 20, 1981 Charleston Charleston Civic Coliseum
May 22, 1981 Louisville Freedom Hall
May 24, 1981 Kalamazoo Wings Stadium
May 27, 1981 Edmonton Canada Northlands Coliseum
May 28, 1981 Calgary Stampede Corral
May 31, 1981 Spokane United States Spokane Coliseum
June 2, 1981 Vancouver Canada Pacific Coliseum
June 4, 1981 ? Seattle United States Seattle Coliseum
June 5, 1981
June 6, 1981 ?
June 8, 1981 Portland Veterans Memorial Coliseum
June 9, 1981
June 11, 1981 Oakland Oakland Arena
(Live promo-videos of "Hear About It Later," "So This Is Love?" and "Unchained" (6/12/1981))
June 12, 1981
June 13, 1981
June 16, 1981 Las Vegas Aladdin Theater
June 18, 1981 Fresno Selland Arena
June 19, 1981 Los Angeles Los Angeles Sports Arena
June 20, 1981 Inglewood The Forum
June 21, 1981
North America (2nd leg)
July 2, 1981 Milwaukee United States MECCA Arena
July 3, 1981 Detroit Cobo Arena
July 4, 1981
July 5, 1981
July 7, 1981 Saint Paul St. Paul Civic Arena
July 9, 1981 Indianapolis Market Square Arena
July 10, 1981 Chicago International Amphitheatre
July 11, 1981
July 12, 1981 Madison Dane County Veterans Memorial Coliseum
July 14, 1981 Pittsburgh Civic Arena
July 16, 1981 New Haven New Haven Coliseum
July 17, 1981 New York City Madison Square Garden
July 18, 1981 Uniondale Nassau Coliseum
July 20, 1981 Philadelphia Spectrum
July 21, 1981
July 22, 1981
July 24, 1981 Boston Boston Garden
July 25, 1981
July 27, 1981 Roanoake Roanoke Civic Arena
July 28, 1981 Landover Capital Centre
July 29, 1981
July 31, 1981 Buffalo Buffalo Memorial Auditorium
August 2, 1981 Richfield Richfield Coliseum
August 3, 1981
August 4, 1981 Toronto Canada Maple Leaf Gardens
August 5, 1981 Montreal Montreal Forum
United States (3rd Leg)
August 18, 1981 Pembroke Pines United States Hollywood Sportatorium
August 19, 1981 Lakeland Lakeland Civic Arena
August 22, 1981 Atlanta Omni Coliseum
August 23, 1981 Knoxville Knoxville Civic Coliseum
August 24, 1981 Charlotte Charlotte Coliseum
August 25, 1981 Greensboro Greensboro Coliseum
August 27, 1981 Hampton Hampton Coliseum
August 29, 1981 Cincinnati Riverfront Coliseum
August 30, 1981 Nashville Nashville Municipal Auditorium
August 31, 1981 Birmingham Jefferson Civic Coliseum
September 1, 1981 Memphis Mid-South Coliseum
September 3, 1981 Huntsville Von Braun Civic Arena
September 4, 1981 Jackson Mississippi Coliseum
September 5, 1981 Biloxi Mississippi Coast Coliseum
September 6, 1981 Baton Rouge Baton Rouge River Center Arena
September 8, 1981 Shreveport Hirsch Memorial Coliseum
September 10, 1981 Dallas Reunion Arena
September 11, 1981
September 12, 1981 Houston Sam Houston Coliseum
September 13, 1981
North America (Final leg)
September 28, 1981 Phoenix United States Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum
September 29, 1981 San Diego San Diego Sports Arena
October 2, 1981 Austin Frank Erwin Center
October 3, 1981 Norman Lloyd Noble Center
October 6, 1981 Albuquerque Tingley Coliseum
October 7, 1981 El Paso El Paso County Coliseum
October 9, 1981 San Antonio San Antonio Convention Center Arena
October 15, 1981 Tulsa Tulsa Assembly Center Arena
October 16, 1981 Valley Center Britt Brown Arena
October 17, 1981 Kansas City Kemper Arena
October 18, 1981 St. Louis Checkerdome
October 20, 1981 Omaha Omaha Civic Arena
October 21, 1981 Cedar Rapids Five Seasons Arena
October 24, 1981 Orlando Tangerine Bowl (Supported The Rolling Stones)
October 25, 1981
Europe (Post-tour live TV broadcast performances)
November 14, 1981 ? Italy ("Mean Street" live TV lip-sync performance)
1981 ? Belgium ("Unchained" and "Hear About It Later" live TV lip-sync performance)
? Germany (ZDF Music Box ("Unchained" live TV lip-sync performance))

References[edit]

  1. ^ bootlegvideos.com, Accessed October 29, 2007
  2. ^ [1]